65,000 providers have been cut from state Medicaid rolls

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires providers to revalidate or recertify their Medicaid reimbursement eligibility has caused 65,000 providers to be stripped from the federal program, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis. Providers that enrolled in Medicaid before March 25, 2011 had to send in revalidation notices to the CMS on or before Sept. 25, 2016 or risk being dropped. The ACA provision was an effort to curb fraud, waste, and abuse in the program. Modern Healthcare received data from 15 Medicaid agencies around the country.